Price for early school

Published: Wednesday 15 October 1997

Children under five years of age should not be admitted into schools as it may lead to behavioural changes that are harmful in the long term. A team of researchers led by Michael Weitzman at the Rochester University, UK, examined 1,000 children aged eight months to four years. By the time students comple-ted elementary school, those who had entered school at a younger age than their peers were found twice as likely to have behavioural problems. They were also nine times as likely to have academic problems as the average aged children. Studies show that boys are at higher risk of having damaging effects than girls.

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